Character actor, J. Carrol Naish, was born Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish on Jan 21, 1896 in New York City, NY. Naish died at the age of 77 on Jan 24, 1973 in La Jolla, CA and was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.
You could never tell what swarthy American actor, J. Carrol Naish, would turn up as next. He played Italians, Indians, Orientals, Spaniards, Greeks, Mexicans and dozens of others -- besides ape-men, hunchbacks and various fiends and comic characters of vague foreign back grounds. Almost always hidden beneath make-up, people would have been hard-pressed to recognize Naish as himself. He was virtually lost to films after starting to play Charlie Chan on TV in 1958.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Naish was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1943||Best Supporting Actor||Sahara (1943)||Giuseppe||Nominated|
|1945||Best Supporting Actor||A Medal for Benny (1945)||Charlie Martini||Nominated|
CC&SJ Man: Nobody put us up to anything.
Jim Vesser: Well, you're fired!
CC&SJ Man: Who are you to fire me? You didn't hire me!
Gil Harkness: No but I did... and you're fired.
Ivy Corlane: You're very sexy, too, Leon.
Leon: Ha, it's true, I don't deny it. I was born that way.
Leon: You're young. You got your health. You don't need reasonably unhappy.
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